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Old 07-11-2008, 09:01   #1
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Novelist seeks info on charting from Oriental to Old Town, South River

I'm looking for some salty folks who've navigated the Outer Banks. I've just returned from the OBX, NC, where I conducted research for my next novel. The central character and her family will travel by water from Oriental to the South River. There was some information given to me that I can't confirm about a cemetery in Old Town. Supposedly the plague hit that area some time in history and the survivors left Old Town and moved to what is now called Oriental. I would appreciate information, links, or other resources to confirm the plague story. Also, I'd like to know what would be the largest craft to use for a family who might take that route from Oriental, present day. And where would the boat dock for a fishing stop around South River? You may email me also Thanks!

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Old 07-11-2008, 09:36   #2
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At one time good novelists employed researchers or did their own. I guess posting on the internet is doing your own nowadays but how reliable is the information? I guess, from reading some news articles, fact checking is out the window too.

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In defense of Piratequeen... why not take advantage of available tools to perhaps get lucky and find the perfect source for the required information? There's such a thing as abusing the resource and letting forums do all the work, but this seems like a perfectly valid way to begin research into the nautical history of a place. I can't see what's wrong with asking sailors for some insight to begin the research process; as a reader, I appreciate it when a story has the ring of authenticity (especially if it deals with a place or technology that I happen to know something about).

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We have been to the cemetery. The story we got from cruising guides (Clayborne Young) says the town was wiped out by hurricane.

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